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Cannon Hall Farm Open Day

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Past Event – Wednesday 20th September 2017

Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4AT.

Cannon Hall Farm is a multi-award-winning farm park, farm shop and restaurant. NFAN Farm Attraction of the Year 2016 and finalist in the Farmer’s Weekly Diversification awards.

The Nicholson family first opened their farm to the public in 1989. Since then they have added a farm shop, adventure playgrounds and two restaurants. In 2013 they opened a new £1.5 million farmyard and recently opened a new £1.5m indoor play area. The old tea rooms have been transformed into The White Bull Restaurant. Cannon Hall Farm Shop has also won many awards and now includes an onsite bakery. A four-day food festival attracted 50,000 visitors and a music festival also attracts thousands.

If you are travelling on Tuesday you are welcome to call in to two nearby NFAN members, The Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife & Falconry Centre and/or Swithens Farm are both kindly offering complimentary admission for Open Day delegates on Tuesday. It is an informal drop in visit with no specific time or set talk, just call in at a time to suit you.

Join other delegates for a networking dinner on Tuesday night at Cannon Hall Farm’s White Bull restaurant.

Return coach transfer on Tuesday night from the nearby Holiday In Barnsley to the White Bull Restaurant is included in the cost of the dinner.

Book the Networking dinner with NFAN below. Book your accommodation directly with the hotel – see below.

Download the Cannon Hall Farm Open Day flyer here

Tuesday 19th SeptPre-Visits & Networking Dinner
 Flexible – time to suit you.Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife & Falconry Centre, S25 4EQ

Swithens Farm, LS26 0BT

If you are travelling on Tuesday you are welcome to call in to these two nearby NFAN members. The Tropical Butterfly House is 25 min to the South of Barnsley just off the M1, Swithens Farm is 25 min to the North near the junction of the M1 & M62. Call in anytime on Tuesday, just mention you are a NFAN member on arrival.

7.30pmNetworking Dinner – White Bull Restaurant, Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley S75 4AT

Return Coach transfer from the Holiday Inn Barnsley to the White Bull Restaurant at Cannon Hall Farm is included. Meet in the bar at the Holiday Inn. Coach departs at 7.30pm.

Book the dinner with NFAN below.

Thanks to our wine sponsor DigiTickets and Website Vision.

Wednesday 20th SeptOpen Day Cannon Hall Farm S75 4AT 
09.00amArrival with tea, coffee and Bacon Rolls
09.45amWelcome talk from the Nicholson Family
10.30amSplit into groups for site tour including; farm shop, catering, indoor and outdoor play, farm animals etc.
12.00pmNetworking Lunch

A range of presentations from the Cannon Hall Farm team with opportunities for Q&A.

HR staff & communications
Power of preparation in the kitchen
Events and online ticketing
Social Media marketing
Facebook Live

Education – “Farmer Darrell” and Linda. Our front of house team talk about our education programme and the way we are embracing new technology to encourage more school groups to visit. How do we encourage schools to visit, what feedback do we get? How do we keep moving forward?

HR and staff communications – Katie Nicholson and Carol Raynor. The importance of investing in HR, top tips for getting the most from your staff plus investment in training and development.

Power of Preparation – Tim Bilton. How to make a kitchen function efficiently, talking about our prep for Christmas lunches.

Events and digital ticketing – How one-off events have boosted revenue and how online ticket sales more than doubled in a year. How figuring out the pitfalls of outdoor cinema licensing helped boost revenue by £50k in one night. Case study of the Dirty Dancing event held in June. Also the mistakes we made on our Dino Farm event – and how you can avoid them.

Social media marketing, making the most of free online tools to support your marketing campaign – Richard Nicholson and Nicky Hyde. Thoroughly modern marketing – how CHF’s social media and online presence helped boost revenue by 20 per cent.

Facebook Live, the power of video marketing – Robert and David Nicholson. The double-act takes the stage to explain the difference live video has made. What planning goes into each broadcast – how has it made an impact on farm revenues? Presentation will be fully supported by media and slides

3.30pmRefreshments & Networking
Hotel Options

Holiday Inn Barnsley, Just off M1 Jcn 37. S75 3JT

B&B Single/Double £70 inc VAT.

Book directly with the hotel. Call 01226 299571 quote ‘NFAN 19/09’. Rooms subject to availability. The NFAN discounted rate is subject to availability. If rooms at the NFAN rate are no longer available do check with the hotel as rooms may still be available.

On Tuesday evening coach transfer from the Holiday Inn Barnsley to the White Bull Restaurant for the Networking Dinner is included. Meet in the Hotel bar, coach will depart at 7.30pm. (The coach transfer is only for Tuesday night, on Wednesday 20th you will need to make your own way to Cannon Hall Farm for the open day).

If you can’t get in at the Holiday Inn Barnsley, the other hotel option nearby is the

Ibis Styles Hotel, Just off M1 Jcn 37. S75 3TX

Thanks to our Open Day sponsors Rupert Oliver’s Ideas Factory and Timberplay

All prices are excluding VAT. VAT will be added at checkout.

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